Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2020 with Deque

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a great way to learn about accessibility. Join Deque's free, virtual events to celebrate this accessibility holiday!

    May 21st, 2020 marks the 9th annual celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD started with a single blog post written by a Los Angeles-based web developer,  and , an accessibility professional from Toronto. This accessibility holiday is a global event that helps drive awareness for those who are new to accessibility.

    Deque brought participants of GAAD a variety of free, virtual events to drive awareness for digital accessibility. Be sure to also check out our Deque University Scholarship for People with Disabilities and free tools and resources!

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    Deque University Scholarship for People with Disabilities

    Deque’s online accessibility courses are FREE for individuals with disabilities. We do this to reduce barriers to people with disabilities in education and in the workplace, and to encourage people with disabilities to enter accessibility-related professions. If you have a disability, you qualify for a scholarship to access to Deque’s in-depth web accessibility curriculum for a full year (normally $315) at no cost! 

    Deque’s Free Resources

    Deque’s News and Resources Page has a wealth of free reports, guides, and on-demand webinars to help you stay up-to-date on accessibility trends. Below, we’ve highlighted our best tools and guides to help you get started:

    Free Tools

    • Axe: Deque’s free automated accessibility testing browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.
    • Axe beta: Automatically catch tons of accessibility bugs with axe. Catch even more with axe beta features.
    • Axe for Android: The most comprehensive accessibility analysis tool available for the Android Platform. Download and start testing the accessibility of your Android app today.
    • Cauldron: A fully-accessible HTML, CSS, and Javascript front-end framework for creating web and mobile applications.
      Version 7.0.0.

    Free Guides